WELCOME TO YAO FAMILY WINES
A FAMILY WINERY FOUNDED BY BASKETBALL GREAT YAO MING
The Chinese chop, or seal, dates from the Shang Dynasty (商朝 – shāng cháo), which ruled from 1600 BC to 1046 BC. Today, it is used as a family emblem, a signature, to be used on legal documents and ensure the integrity of the process. Yao Ming’s chop is our promise to you that our wines are made with the finest grapes, attention to detail, and unbridled passion.
“These are high class wines. The two Cabernets are actually brilliant, and the Reserve bottling ranks alongside just about anything made in Napa.”
– Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
THE WORLD’S FIRST WINE + NFT COLLECTIBLE
Yao Family Wines, the critically acclaimed Napa Valley winery founded by retired basketball star and global humanitarian Yao Ming, is releasing its most exclusive wine “THE CHOP” paired with a limited edition NFT. Yao Family Wines becomes the first winery in the world to offer a wine for auction paired with a NFT digital collectible.
You can purchase via Opensea or our online store.
A special auction is being held for bottle #11 of THE CHOP and NFT #11, a one-of-one offering in homage to the year that Yao
Family Wines released its first vintage, and for the number Yao Ming wore during his NBA career. You can bid here.
THE CHOP 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from a single barrel of wine from a single vineyard in the famed Rutherford District of Napa Valley. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate awarded THE CHOP 2016 96+ points.
For people who are new to the world of NFTs and blockchain, we’ve created an easy way to create your first crypto wallet and unlock a Yao Family Wines NFT.
You can keep it or transfer it to a friend. We look to deliver more to your wallet in the future from rewards to more NFTs that can be traded and sold.